Saturday, 4 July 2015

Pink Gem Designs - "Red, White and Blue"

Good Morning Gemsters, well another fortnight has flown by and we have now reached Challenge #148 over at Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and this time we want to see a card with "Red, White and Blue" on it.


And Janet has some fabulous images to play with which are ideal for this Challenge and you will find them on her website here



And here is the card I created for this Challenge


This is "Spiderman Andy" you will find it here,  and I created the card for a very dear friends son and I found out he loved it after his birthday.
I printed him onto white card and coloured him with my copic pens and then cut him out with my rotatrim and mounted him onto red and blue layers as asked in the theme, it was then placed on a larger mount this was also layered up as shown in the photo, and I then used a stamp for the sentiment which was then stamped straight onto the white mount.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this "Red, White and Blue Challenge".

Thursday, 2 July 2015

A Card for this weeks Facebook Sundays with Santa Challenge

Good Morning Crafters, this week I received my new Sue Wilson's Festive Dies, and Im afraid I picked one of her card designs to create a card for a child, which is this weeks theme, and I thought this design was so appropriate that I decided to use it.
The new dies are beautiful and I cannot wait to really make a dent in my Xmas Card list and use them for my Cards.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.ca/ 
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

ABC Challenges - "M is for Magnolia"

Good Morning Crafters we have reached the letter "M is for Magnolia" over at ABC Challenge Blogspot and this time we are being sponsored by Magnolicious


And I used one of my Magnolia Stamps for my card


And I stamped her onto white card then coloured it with my copic pens, afterwards I cut out using one of my Nestabilitie Dies and a fancy one for the mount out of blue card. The sentiment was done in the same way as the Image.
The base card is 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount of blue card, and the papers are from Maja "Coffee in the Arbour" paper pad and I have used three papers, the first a rose pattern and the second a blue spotty one and the third is a flowery pattern.
I then laid my mounted image towards the right of my card and created a flower spray with several sized roses in the top left hand corner and laid on top of some punched out rose leaves. And the final flourish are the 4 red flatbacked pearls in the top right and bottom left hand corners.
Now that you have seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration so hopefully you to will want to take part in this "M is for Magnolia" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.ca/ 
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://blog.markerpop.com/2015/06/29/markerpop-challenge-anything-goes/ 


Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Challenge #209 - "Photo Inspiration" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well we are now half way through the year can you believe it? and this weeks Challenge over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot is a card created from a the colours in this photo


And as always our sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend on their website

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

but this is only if you have used one of their products on your card and that could be either a Image, Paper or Printable and you will find them here on their website.  But even if you do not use any of their products you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice so you really cannot loose can you? Please dont forget that you are only allowed to enter our Challenges 3 times and at least one of the entries must have one of our products on it or they will be disallowed in the choice of a winner.
And here is the Card that I created for this Challenge, its a real fun one and I hope you like it as much as I do.


This image is called "Monkeys" for the obvious reason and you will find them here,  and I printed it onto white card then used my copic pens on it to colour and then cut out completely by hand.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of kraft card and I have used the backing paper that came with the "Monkeys" image and you will find them here, I then used a mixture of Cheery Lynn, Marianne and Tattered Lace dies to create the background of grass, leaves and monkeys and these were placed around the edges and the image was then stuck in the middle of the card and a sentiment was then stamped and mounted on a banner die across the top in the left hand corner.
Now that I have shown you my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this "Photo Inspiration" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/DPDC 
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stampartpapel.com/category/comunidad/ 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 


Monday, 22 June 2015

A Card using the new Heartfelt Blazing Poppies Stamps and Dies

Good Morning Crafters, this is actually my third card using these gorgeous stamps and dies from Heartfelt designs, this latest set Blazing Poppies is one of my favourite sets. I created the flowers (shown at the top and either side of the vase) but stamping the image onto white card then coloured them with my inkpads, I then cut them out with the die that comes with these design set and formed the flowers and layered them up.
The vase and the flower behind it were complete stamps which I also stamped onto white card then used my copic pens to colour them both
afterwards I cut them out completely and in the centers of all the flowers I used a large black glitter and left them to dry.
The base card card is a 8"x 7.75" white card with a first mount out of red card and a second out of black, the backing paper is from the same design set as the poppies and has then been placed on top of the mounts.
I shaped the vase and the other cut out stamped piece and layered them up in the bottom left hand corner, I also placed two of the smaller poppies either side to created a bigger punch of flowers, and at the top of the paper there were a further two printed poppied and on top of these I placed the other 2 poppies that I created earlier. The final flourish is the sentiment also from the same design set cut it out and placed it on the pocket.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/
http://ameliatworks.blogspot.co.uk/p/current-challenge.html
http://lacysunshine.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.fairytalestamper.blogspot.de/
http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.co.uk/
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/
http://www.scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://welove2create.blogspot.co.uk/

Monday, 15 June 2015

ABC Challenges - "L is for Lace"

Good Morning Crafters, well here we half way through June, its amazes me how quickly this year has already almost reached Mid-Summer and where is it? I know we have lighter evenings but the temperature hasnt been to good so far, I do hope that we shall get some soon dont you? Anyway we have reached the letter "L" over on ABC Challenges and for this one we want to see lots of Lace on your cards and Im sure if your anything like me you have lots of it in your stash.
This time our Sponsors are The Paper Shelter, who as you know Im on their Design Team so I have the choice of any of their images to play with, but Im getting ahead of myself.

The Paper Shelter are offering a fabulous prize of $20 to spend in their webshop

And here is the Card I created for this "L is for Lace" Challenge


I have used "Rhythm Everywhere" and you will find her here, I have printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I cut her out with the oval Nestabilitie Die and stuck blue lace all around the edge.
I then cut a mount out of blue card with a fancy Nestabilitie Oval Die and stuck my image on to. The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card the papers I have used are from "Sophie in the Country" digi paper set and you will find them here. I have used four of the papers and on three of the edges I have used the Martha Stewart Lace border punch and layered them up. I then laid a piece of spiderweb lace down the card and wrapped a piece of blue satin ribbon on top and attached them to the back of the first mount.
 Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "L is for Lace" Challenge.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Challenge #207 - "Anything but a Card" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers well this week over at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot we have something different and I do so hope that you will take part and show us what you can create.
 And this weeks Challenge as always is being sponsored by Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter

http://www.thepapershelter.com/index.php?main_page=index

and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website but this is providing you have used one of their products and that could be either a Image, Backing Paper or even a Printable, but even if you have not they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice to play with. So you really cannot loose can you? And the choice on their website The Paper Shelter is amazing they are always updating their library so the choices as fabulous and the price of them is really good to.
So here is what I created with one of the MDF books you can buy, its for my Great Grandson Jacob, its a Brag Book I hope you like it.

 Using Cutest Wizard





Using Extreme



All the images and papers are all linked so if you would like to click on them it will take you to The Paper Shelter page with the appropriate images and papers for sale. I sincerely hope you like the Brag Book and I look forward to seeing what you create for the "Anything but a Card" Challenge.
Now that youve seen my project I do hope that you will go and visit The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of my very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration.